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PLANT YOUR POPPY THIS NOVEMBER

7 November 2017

We already have over 23,500 poppies on the map. But we would love to find even more! If you haven’t already, please join us this November to plant your poppy and share your story. We’ve updated our digital map so…

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Poppies: Wave opens at the CWGC Naval Memorial, Plymouth

Poppies: Wave opens at the CWGC Naval Memorial, Plymouth

22 August 2017

Poppies: Wave has opened at the CWGC Naval Memorial in Plymouth, with artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper in attendance at today’s launch. The sculpture sweeps around the memorial, overlooking the Plymouth Sound and the English Channel beyond. The...

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New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

18 August 2017

Jeremy Deller’s We’re here because we’re here was a national event to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme held on 1 July 2016. Thousands of volunteers dressed in First World War uniform appeared silently and unexpectedly in...

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We're seeking an Events and External Relations Manager

We're seeking an Events and External Relations Manager

15 August 2017

We are looking for an experienced Events and External Relations Manager with excellent strategic and interpersonal skills to join the 14-18 NOW team for our final programme of arts experiences to commemorate the First World War in 2018. You will...

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Poppies: Weeping Window opens at the Senedd, Cardiff

Poppies: Weeping Window opens at the Senedd, Cardiff

7 August 2017

Today, artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper unveiled Poppies: Weeping Window at the Senedd in Cardiff. The official public opening of the sculpture is tomorrow, Tuesday 8 August. The sculpture will remain at the Senedd until Sunday 24 September...

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NEW BOOK CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF #WEAREHERE

NEW BOOK CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF #WEAREHERE

20 July 2017

On 20 July 2017, Jeremy Deller publishes a new artist’s book about We’re here because we’re here. The book includes over 100 colour photographs, sketches from Deller’s notebook, and details about how the event was created and implemented on such...

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WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE'RE HERE SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD

WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE'RE HERE SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD

29 June 2017

Jeremy Deller’s We’re here because we’re here has reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards, shortlisted in the Best Heritage category. This is a huge accolade for the 2000 volunteers and 26 theatres who helped create a ‘living memorial’...

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Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle - tickets now available

Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle - tickets now available

22 July 2016

Advanced booking is now available to see the Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle from 12 October. The tickets are free, select your preferred date and session to see the Poppies in their first Welsh location. Reserve tickets here: http://caernarfonpoppies.eventbrite.co.uk Join...

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New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

18 August 2017

Jeremy Deller’s We’re here because we’re here was a national event to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme held on 1 July 2016. Thousands of volunteers dressed in First World War uniform appeared silently and unexpectedly in...

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IN CONVERSATION WITH BLACK DOG ILLUSTRATOR DAVE MCKEAN

IN CONVERSATION WITH BLACK DOG ILLUSTRATOR DAVE MCKEAN

13 April 2016

The illustrator Dave McKean discusses the influence of WW1 artist Paul Nash on his 14-18 NOW commission: Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash. Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash is released as a limited edition book...

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SIX NEW POPPIES LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

SIX NEW POPPIES LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

6 October 2016

Over 1.5 million people have visited Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper since the start of the #PoppiesTour in 2015. We are delighted to announce the six venues chosen to host the iconic...

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